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Teaching nutrition with comics

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is working to harness the power of storytelling by launching a comic book project to teach nutrition to adolescents in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Read More »

Innovator Barbara Stinson World Food Prize body President

November 12, 2019 – (Des Moines, IA) – The World Food Prize Foundation, the foremost international organization recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world, announced today that Barbara Stinson has been named President of the organization, effective January 4, 2020. Read More »

Food waste in tourism bigger issue than previously thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognised and can be estimated and calculated, but as the tourism industry is becoming more and more diverse, so are the sources ... Read More »

Food Japan brings local Japanese businesses to ASEAN tables

Singapore – Media OutReach – October 29, 2019 – OJ Events (“Food Japan Executive Committee”) announces the arrival of Food Japan 2019. Happening at Singapore’s Suntec Convention Centre from October 31st to November 2nd, the largest ASEAN trade event dedicated to the Japanese food and beverage export industry will feature over 200 exhibitors across 40 Japanese prefectures during the 3 ... Read More »

Hydroponic farming gains ground in saline coastal region

KHULNA – Climate vulnerable households in the country’s costal region are showing interest in adopting soilless hydroponic farming system to grow vegetables to meet their nutritional demand. “We have already introduced the hydroponic agriculture in our locality as arable land is not adequate here to cultivate vegetables through conventional farming…salinity also affects vegetable farming here,” Ripon Kumar Mondal, chairman of ... Read More »

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

New York, Oct 1 (AP/UNB) — Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back ... Read More »

How to ‘fix the business of food’ and save the planet

By Samira Sadeque Reprint UN, Sep 25 2019 (IPS) – With up to one billion undernourished people around the world, and agriculture and land use systems increasingly vulnerable to climate change and land degradation, more companies within the global food industry need to start aligning their operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Read More »